CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M head men’s basketball coach Tom Brown has announced the addition of Quincy Henderson to the Buff Basketball coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for the 2014-15 campaign. Henderson joins Brown and Associate Head Coach Chris Gove for the staff’s first season after Brown was named the program’s 17th head coach back on April 16th.
“There were a lot of great candidates that applied for the position and we are fortunate that Quincy Henderson chose West Texas A&M, I know that Coach Gove and I will really enjoy working with Quincy again, this time as a colleague. Quincy is a young man that has excelled on and off the court” said Brown “He has just recently completed his Masters at Illinois State and obtaining his degree was a key component in the hiring of Quincy. It shows the importance he has placed on his education and he will be an excellent role model for future student-athletes. Academics will be a play a major role in the success here at WT and Quincy is committed to education and will recruit quality student-athletes.”
Henderson comes to Canyon following a two year coaching stint at Illinois Wesleyan under head coach Ron Rose, leading the team to a 27-5 overall record this past season with an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Semifinals. The Titans went an impressive 50-11 during Henderson’s two seasons in Bloomington with a pair of NCAA Postseason appearances.
“Quincy will be a great addition to the West Texas A&M staff, he goes above-and-beyond for the student-athlete” said IWU head coach Ron Rose “He is an excellent recruiter who will really be missed at Illinois Wesleyan, the success that we had this year was a direct reflection of Quincy Henderson.”
A 6-foot-5 guard/forward, Henderson attended and played at Division I Creighton for two seasons before transferring to Winona State where he played under Brown and Gove, the Warriors claimed the NCAA DII National Championship in 2006 and 2008 while also playing for the title in 2007. Winona State set a NCAA Division II record with 57 consecutive wins, a run that began on Jan. 13, 2006 against Wayne State and didn't end until the national title game on March 24, 2007.
The 2007-08 Warrior squad won 38 games, setting an all-division NCAA record as WSU posted a 105-6 combined record during the 2005-06 through 2007-08 seasons. Henderson averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds during his collegiate career, picking up 2nd Team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors in 2007 and 2008 while being named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year in 2006.
Following his collegiate career, Henderson played professionally for the Kilsyth Cobras of the Australian-State League. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Winona State in 2007 and his master’s in Sports Management from Illinois State in 2014.